Many states have enacted eminent domain reform since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Kelo v. City of New London, which broadly defined "public use" to include the government's acquiring property for another private owner to realize an economic benefit (such as increasing tax revenues). However, as reported by the Institute for Justice in its 50 States Report Card, many of those reform efforts have been insignificant. And, despite repeated efforts over the last 13 years, Congress has yet to pass legislation limiting the use of eminent domain for truly ...
The case involving a small boxing gym in National City, California, has garnered national media attention. The owner filed suit challenging National City's redevelopment plan for, among other things, failing to follow California's post-Kelo rules on making blight determinations.
We reported on the case last month in A More Personal View of the Redevelopment Fight from National City. The trial ended a few weeks ago, and the parties have been anxiously waiting for a decision ever since. Late yesterday, the court issued its decision, ruling in favor of plaintiffs. According to ...
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